Welcome to Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo

As part of Canada's largest engineering school and most innovative university, the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo is home to more than 1,200 students, faculty and staff, and has thousands of alumni worldwide.

In addition to offering undergraduate and graduate programs in chemical engineering, the Department provides academic expertise and support to Waterloo's multidisciplinary nanotechnology and biomedical engineering programs.

The department's interdisciplinary research culture, engaging teaching practices and state-of-the-art facilities create a vibrant learning environment where students are empowered to solve the problems our world faces.

Find out more by exploring the programs, research and news stories on this site.

  1. Sep. 26, 2019In Memoriam: Dr. Charles Burns

    Burns, Charles M., BASc, MASc, PhD

    1938 – 2019

  2. Sep. 10, 2019Dr. Zhongwei Chen elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

    Congratulations to Professor Zhongwei Chen on being named a 2019 Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

  3. June 17, 2019Dr. John Chatzis named Distinguished Professor Emeritus

    Chemical Engineering Professor, John Chatzis, was named Distinguished Professor Emeritus on Saturday, June 15, at the University of Waterloo's evening Convocation ceremony.

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  1. Nov. 20, 2019Vote for your CEGSA Reps on Wednesday Morning

    Make your opinion count!

    The Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Association (CEGSA) will be holding its annual elections on Wednesday, November 19, in E6-2024.

    Vote for what you want to see happen in the Chemical Engineering community next year. And enjoy free pizza. 

  2. Nov. 22, 2019MASc Oral Exam | A Novel Back-Off Algorithm for the Integration Between Dynamic Optimization and Scheduling of Batch Processes Under Uncertainty, by Yael Izamal Valdez Navarro

    You are invited to attend Yael Izamal Valdez Navarro's MASc oral exam, where they will present a decomposition algorithm for obtaining robust scheduling and control decisions. It iteratively solves scheduling and dynamic optimization problems while approximating stochastic uncertainty through back-off terms, calculated through dynamic simulations of the process. 

  3. Nov. 25, 2019AI and the Weaponization of Information with DarwinAI CEO Sheldon Fernandez
    graphic of weapon and information

    **This event is SOLD OUT! Thank you for your interest, registration is now closed.**

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